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Republic Day celebrated:
Mr Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Jagraon, unfurled the National Flag during the 58th Republic Day celebrations on the premises of Government Senior Secondary School, Jagraon. Mr Khaira paid tributes to martyrs who brought independence for us. He exhorted the gathering to abide by their duties envisaged in the Constitution of India while enjoying fundamental rights given therein. The speech was followed by an inspection of the police, NCC, scouts platoons and later by a colourful cultural programme presented by students of various schools. The freedom fighters were also honoured.

One booked: A migrant labourer has been booked for making an attempt to rape a minor girl and the Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC on the complaint of Raj Kumar. Mukesh Kumar, a migrant labourer working with Surjit Singh, took away a five-year-old daughter of his neighbour, Narinder Sharma, to his house and took off her clothes in a bid to rape her. However, sensing a woman’s presence near his house, he ran away from the spot. The investigations are on and the accused is absconding.

Assaulted: Nirmal Singh Mahant, a congress leader of Raikot, who has recently joined the SAD, complained to the Raikot police that his son, Surinder Pal Singh, was assaulted by two unknown persons. The police has registered a case under Sections 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC. The complainant had gone to visit his son. While he was standing in the street, two persons came by a car and blamed the complainant and his son for calling them by bad names. The duo allegedly dragged his son and hit him with some hard substance which could be a revolver or pistol. The complainant alleged that jealousy could be the cause behind the assault as he had joined the SAD and was canvassing for it.

Complaints: The Election Observer for 63 Samrala Assembly constituency, Mr Dipak Ghosh, is staying at Queens Flower resort at Neelon, 10 km from here, according to Mr Baldev Singh, Returning Officer-cum-SDM Samrala. He will stay there till February 13. Anybody having any complaint against anyone can meet him or talk to him on phone between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm daily. He can be contacted at the following numbers: 951628-226700, 94632-67363, Mr Singh added.

Republic Day: The Republic Day was celebrated with great pomp and show at the grounds of the market committee, yesterday. Mr Baldev Singh, SDM Samrala, unfurled the National Flag while the local MLA, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, was the guest of honour.


Journalist dead: Dr Charanjeet Lal Satija (85) journalist and social worker died on Wednesday morning. He was cremated in the evening. He remained associated with The Tribune as a reporter till 1994. He was also reporter for Hindi Milap and Hind Samachar. Dr Satija was founder member of Geeta Bhavan Mandir Kaithal.

Award for teacher
: Dr Rakesh Bhardwaj, senior lecturer in Chemistry, Dyal Singh College, Karnal has been awarded the INSA (Indian National Science Academy) award. Under the fellowship from the one of the oldest academics of the country. He will carry out research work in Hungary for three months. Dr Bhardwaj, the first teacher getting this award. He will work in the Debrecen University with Prof Emre Toth, working in the field of analytical chemistry and environmental science.

Elected: The Karnal District Bar Association has unanimously elected its office-bearers here on Wednesday. Mr Begraj Sahni; secretary — Mr Malkhan Singh Bakhna; and general secretary — Ms Akanksha Dhammi.


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